Job outlooks for Information systems analysts and consultants

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "computer systems analyst" was moved from the group Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) to the group Information systems specialists (NOC 21222).

Discover the employment prospects for your dream job across Canada, or compare different occupations.

Occupation

computer systems analyst (21222)

Location

All regions across Canada

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Legend

0 out of 5 stars
Undetermined
1 out of 5 stars
Very limited
2 out of 5 stars
Limited
3 out of 5 stars
Moderate
4 out of 5 stars
Good
5 out of 5 stars
Very good

Newfoundland and LabradorGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This occupation is in high demand across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy grow in size and importance. Technology-based companies are a major source of employment growth, particularly in St. John's, with some developing into international leaders in their fields. Workers may improve their prospects by remaining informed about new systems and technologies, and be knowledgeable in multiple programming languages. Entry to the industry may be improved by completing a co-op or work placement during post-secondary studies.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 24%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 14%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 11%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 7%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
  • 88% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 12% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 72% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 28% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 5% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 54% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 28% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 8% compared to 6% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This occupation is in high demand across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy grow in size and importance. Technology-based companies are a major source of employment growth, particularly in St. John's, with some developing into international leaders in their fields. Workers may improve their prospects by remaining informed about new systems and technologies, and be knowledgeable in multiple programming languages. Entry to the industry may be improved by completing a co-op or work placement during post-secondary studies.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 950 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 28%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 16%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 7%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This occupation is in high demand across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy grow in size and importance. Technology-based companies are a major source of employment growth, particularly in St. John's, with some developing into international leaders in their fields. Workers may improve their prospects by remaining informed about new systems and technologies, and be knowledgeable in multiple programming languages. Entry to the industry may be improved by completing a co-op or work placement during post-secondary studies.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Approximately 50 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 34%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 21%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 21%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 16%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 7%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This occupation is in high demand across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy grow in size and importance. Technology-based companies are a major source of employment growth, particularly in St. John's, with some developing into international leaders in their fields. Workers may improve their prospects by remaining informed about new systems and technologies, and be knowledgeable in multiple programming languages. Entry to the industry may be improved by completing a co-op or work placement during post-secondary studies.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the South Coast - Burin Peninsula and Notre Dame - Central Bonavista Bay regions:

  • Less than 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 34%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 21%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 21%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 16%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 7%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This occupation is in high demand across many industries as information technology and the knowledge-based economy grow in size and importance. Technology-based companies are a major source of employment growth, particularly in St. John's, with some developing into international leaders in their fields. Workers may improve their prospects by remaining informed about new systems and technologies, and be knowledgeable in multiple programming languages. Entry to the industry may be improved by completing a co-op or work placement during post-secondary studies.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:

  • Approximately 80 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 39%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 19%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 11%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 10%

Prince Edward IslandGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Prince Edward Island for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The prospect for employment in this occupation is expected to be favorable as the pandemic forced many businesses and organizations to alter the way they do business, becoming increasingly more digitalized and automated. The need for businesses to adopt new and improved information systems, as well as create complex technological applications will create additional opportunities for these workers. These workers can be found across a variety of industries as their services are useful to nearly all companies. They are primarily employed by computer systems design firms and other related firms which provide consulting services. They are also employed with financial institutions, as well as various levels of government.

An increasingly knowledge-based economy is boosting demand for these professionals. The expansion into e-health technologies and the growth of computer security and cloud computing will continue to support the demand for information systems analysts and consultants.

These professionals are mainly concentrated in urban areas; as a result, smaller communities may experience difficulty attracting and retaining information systems analysts and consultants. It is important for workers in this occupation to maintain up-to-date knowledge on new systems and technologies and be knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 700 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 46%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 26%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 6%
  • 85% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 15% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 43 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 74% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 26% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 9% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 48% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 31% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 9% compared to 7% for all occupations

Nova ScotiaVery good

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Nova Scotia for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Demand for this occupation is expected to remain strong with continuing growth anticipated in the information technology (IT) field. A very large proportion of the employers are located in Halifax which has a diverse technology-based economy. The greatest demand will continue to be for employees with five or more years of experience, and with leading-edge skills particularly oriented towards business applications. The rapid evolution of the IT industry means that job prospects may depend heavily on specific skills. Remote hiring is common in the IT field, so jobseekers may benefit from including remote opportunities in their job search. New graduates of modern co-op programs should have less difficulty breaking into the labour market than those from traditional programs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Nova Scotia:

  • Approximately 4,550 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 37%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
  • 75% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 25% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 7% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 73% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 27% compared to 49% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 10% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 33% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 38% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 18% compared to 8% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Annapolis Valley region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 170 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 30%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 13%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Cape Breton region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 53%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 12%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 11%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Halifax region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 3,780 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 45%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 8%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 7%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the North Shore region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 190 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55-56): 25%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 25%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 11%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 10%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Southern region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 110 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 32%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 11%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%
    • Finance, insurance and real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 8%

New BrunswickVery good

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in New Brunswick for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Information systems analysts and consultants are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

The typical pre-requisites for employment include a college program or bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related field. Experience in computer programming is also usually required.

An increasingly knowledge-based economy is boosting demand for these professionals. The growth of cyber security and cloud computing will continue to support the demand for information systems analysts and consultants. The need for businesses to adopt improved information systems and create complex technological applications will generate additional opportunities for these workers.

It is important for workers in this occupation to maintain up-to-date knowledge on new systems and technologies and be knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages. Knowledge of project management and data analysis software is also valuable.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in New Brunswick:

  • Approximately 3,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 33%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 10%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 8%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
  • 84% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 16% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 8% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 70% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 30% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 12% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 42% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 36% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 9% compared to 6% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Campbellton - Miramichi region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 150 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 27%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 17%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 17%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 14%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 8%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Edmundston - Woodstock region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 120 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (NAICS 311, 312): 38%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 20%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 16%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 5%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Fredericton - Oromocto region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 1,080 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 12%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 7%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Moncton - Richibucto region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 830 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 26%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 12%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Saint John - St. Stephen region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 840 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 35%
    • Wood product manufacturing (NAICS 321): 24%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 16%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%

QuebecVery good

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Quebec for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Quebec:

  • Approximately 64,700 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 41%
    • Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing (NAICS 52, 53): 11%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
  • 71% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 12% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 74% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 26% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 6% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 37% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 36% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 18% compared to 9% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region:

  • Approximately 40 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 32%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 22%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 15%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 13%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 11%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 200 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 28%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 12%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Capitale-Nationale region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 11,440 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 41%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 30%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 160 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 8%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 8%
    • Paper manufacturing (NAICS 322): 7%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Chaudière - Appalaches region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 3,090 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 36%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 27%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 18%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 30 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 43%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 25%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 23%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 9%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Estrie region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 450 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 45%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 22%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 9%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region:

  • Approximately 30 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 35%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 32%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 21%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 12%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Lanaudière region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 2,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 47%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Laurentides region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 3,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 51%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 11%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 19,140 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Mauricie region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 200 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 48%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 19,140 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Montérégie region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 9,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 47%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 9%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 20 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 43%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 25%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 23%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 9%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Outaouais region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 3,420 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 56%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation depends on the demand for computer services, which is growing steadily. The rapid evolution of technology gives this occupational group a clear advantage.
  • The optimization of business operations in the context of a labour shortage inevitably leads to new technological practices. The rapid and numerous changes in IT equipment, whether to compensate for a lack of workers or to increase the level of security, should help this profession.
  • The growing use of artificial intelligence and its related challenges will also boost the demand for this occupational group. Moreover, the current popularity of data science or machine learning should also create new job opportunities.
  • The increase in online services, cloud computing, the development of mobile applications, the need to integrate various electronic platforms (smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) and the need for enhanced cybersecurity will continue to create new jobs.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 290 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 66%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 6%

OntarioVery good

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Ontario for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

What Types of Employers Are Out There?

  • Various industries, but leading share employed in computer systems design services
  • Financial services, mainly banks, and insurance companies
  • Public administration, largely federal government departments
  • Information and cultural industries, mainly wired telecommunications carriers

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

  • Greater use of the internet and the technological changes in many business operations, with spending on new software and related products and systems, including in the finance and insurance and health care sectors
  • Prevalence, growing concern, and rising costs of cybersecurity breaches
  • Remote work structures resulting from COVID-19 accelerated information technology (IT) transformation
  • Large investments in the automotive industry and ongoing development of autonomous vehicle technologies
  • Increased private and public-sector investments in digital infrastructure, including broadband projects
  • Key technology trends related to artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, and cloud technologies

What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?

  • In addition to other formal education, experience with networking, security, or service desks, and/or industry-specific knowledge may be required
  • Knowledge of cryptography, computer architecture, data structures and algorithms, and C, C++, Java, and similar programming languages
  • Professional security certifications available include: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP),Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification

What Other Information Will I Find Helpful?

  • In general:
    • Micro-credentials or short-term training courses and certification are being offered by post-secondary institutions to help job seekers upskill; courses may also be offered by industry stakeholders
    • Bridging Programs are also available to assist internationally trained professionals in various fields enter the labour market more quickly in the province

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Ontario:

  • Approximately 135,950 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 37%
    • Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 14%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%
  • 74% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 26% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 72% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 28% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 10% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 26% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 41% compared to 21% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 21% compared to 10% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 5,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 37%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 14%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 6%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 870 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 28%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 13%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 5%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Within this economic region, the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo area is among the top three technology clusters in Ontario. The region has a growing and diverse technology base and several of these companies are expanding. These include cybersecurity firms as well as start-ups involved in advancing artificial intelligence.

The insurance sector also has a strong presence in the economic region, particularly in the City of Waterloo. The sector is advancing digital technology as a way to apply new features for customer interaction.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 7,610 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 32%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 24%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the London region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the London region:

  • Approximately 3,050 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 28%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 24%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 510 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 36%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 7%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Northeast region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 780 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%

The employment outlook will be moderate for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Northwest region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 260 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 24%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 21%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 17%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Ottawa region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Ottawa is home to some of the larger computer design companies in Ontario. Federal government departments, which are dominant in this region, are also the single largest employers for these professionals in the area. Within this economic region, the Ottawa-Gatineau area is among the top three technology clusters in Ontario, and has business expansions.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 19,210 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 40%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 34%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 430 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 26%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 18%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 14%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 7%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Toronto region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

The City of Toronto has the largest technology cluster in Ontario. The Toronto economic region accounts for an above-average share of the workforce of this occupational group and computer systems design firms. Recent additions or expansions of major employers in these and related sectors bode well for employment prospects in the region. A few opportunities may also arise in research facilities focussed on advancing new motor vehicle technology such as self-driving cars, as well as in the financial services sector, which has its hub in the City of Toronto.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 93,590 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 23%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 2,010 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 25%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 14%
    • Motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing (NAICS 3361-3363): 11%
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 6%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%

ManitobaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

• Greater use of the internet and the technological changes in many business operations, with spending on new software and related products and systems, including in the finance and insurance, and health care sectors.

• Prevalence, growing concern, and rising costs of cybersecurity breaches

• Remote work structures resulting from COVID-19 accelerated information technology (IT) transformation.

• Increased private and public-sector investments in digital infrastructure, including broadband projects.

• Key technology trends related to artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, and cloud technologies.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 4,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 31%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 15%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 6%
  • 80% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 20% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 8% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 72% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 28% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 10% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 41% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 34% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 13% compared to 7% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Interlake region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Interlake region:

  • Approximately 180 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 32%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 27%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 20%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 8%

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Southeast region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Southeast region:

  • Approximately 140 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 42%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 11%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 11%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 10%

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Winnipeg region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 3,890 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 28%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 16%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 12%
    • Agriculture (NAICS ultur): 9%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%

SaskatchewanVery good

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Saskatchewan for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

What are the main trends affecting employment?

  • Growth in computer systems design services, information and cultural industries, hospital and insurance is expected to create more employment opportunities for this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Saskatchewan:

  • Approximately 3,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 30%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 10%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
    • Insurance Carriers and related activities (NAICS 524, 526): 6%
  • 78% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 22% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 70% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 30% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 15% compared to 32% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 34% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 35% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 13% compared to 6% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Northern region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Northern region:

  • Less than 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Prince Albert region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Prince Albert region:

  • Approximately 170 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Regina - Moose Mountain region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 2,350 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 33%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 15%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 15%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 8%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 5%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Saskatoon - Biggar region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 31%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 16%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 11%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 6%

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Yorkton - Melville region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Yorkton - Melville region:

  • Approximately 60 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 27%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 21%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 19%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 13%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 13%

AlbertaVery good

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in Alberta for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in Alberta:

  • Approximately 25,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 37%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211): 6%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
  • 72% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 14% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 73% compared to 54% for all occupations
    • Women: 27% compared to 46% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 11% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 34% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 38% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 15% compared to 8% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 220 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 27%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 20%
    • Paper manufacturing (NAICS 322): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 8%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 80 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 27%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 20%
    • Paper manufacturing (NAICS 322): 11%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 8%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 8%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Calgary region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

According to the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, there are over 2,800 tech companies in Alberta, a 203% increase since 2012. More than half of these businesses are based in Calgary. The proportion of companies with more than ten employees has grown rapidly, rising to 49% in 2021 from 38% in 2018. The Conference Board of Canada expects employment in Calgary's professional, scientific, and technical services sector, the sector where most people in this occupation work, will continue to grow through 2025.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 13,990 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 8%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 6%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Camrose - Drumheller region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 190 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 22%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 16%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 14%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 9%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Edmonton region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 10,200 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 37%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 280 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 28%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 12%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 10%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 8%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Red Deer region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 270 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 19%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 13%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Wood Buffalo - Cold Lake region:

  • Approximately 160 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 42%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 21%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 15%
    • Machinery manufacturing (NAICS 333): 9%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 7%

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in British Columbia for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

• Many new workers will be required in this occupation. • There are not expected to be enough graduates from education programs to satisfy demand for workers.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in British Columbia:

  • Approximately 26,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Computer systems design services (NAICS 5415): 37%
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51): 6%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 5%
    • Monetary Authorities - central bank and securities, commodity contracts and other intermediation and related activities (NAICS 521, 522, 523): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 93% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 7% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 71% of information systems analysts and consultants work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • 16% of information systems analysts and consultants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 73% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 27% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 12% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 28% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 40% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 18% compared to 10% for all occupations

Regional outlooks

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Cariboo region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

• Many new workers will be required in this occupation. • There are not expected to be enough graduates from education programs to satisfy demand for workers.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 180 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 28%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 25%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 7%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 7%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Kootenay region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

• Many new workers will be required in this occupation. • There are not expected to be enough graduates from education programs to satisfy demand for workers.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 170 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 31%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 27%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 12%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 6%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

• Many new workers will be required in this occupation. • There are not expected to be enough graduates from education programs to satisfy demand for workers.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 20,390 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 44%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 9%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Northeast region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

• Many new workers will be required in this occupation. • There are not expected to be enough graduates from education programs to satisfy demand for workers.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 40 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 26%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 18%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 18%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 14%

The employment outlook will be good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Thompson - Okanagan region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

• Many new workers will be required in this occupation. • There are not expected to be enough graduates from education programs to satisfy demand for workers.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 850 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 28%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 17%
    • Information, cultural, arts, entertainment and recreation services (NAICS 51, 71): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 6%

The employment outlook will be very good for Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

• Many new workers will be required in this occupation. • There are not expected to be enough graduates from education programs to satisfy demand for workers.

Here are some key facts about Information systems analysts and consultants in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 4,240 people work in this occupation.
  • Information systems analysts and consultants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 43%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%

Yukon TerritoryUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northwest TerritoriesUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

NunavutUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Labour Market Information Survey
Report a problem on this page
Date modified: